Michelle says that after Fast & Furious 6, (due out in theaters next month) she's going to make a bit of a career shift. She also explains why she's still single and addresses her rebel streak.
On taking a break from acting: “The truth is I’m about to say goodbye to acting for a minute and move behind the camera. I got into this business to write. I’ve waited 13 years to actually do it. You know how painful that is? It’s very painful. But like now I’m ready, so that means I have to do the cutoff. I’ll go into the mountains, and bye-bye everybody. Well, I’m a Cancer so…it’s in my nature to hide.”
On the response she gets from Latin folks about the Fast & Furious franchise: “Fast & Furious definitely comes up first for Latin folks I meet at the airport. They can relate because there are a lot of blue-collar individuals that feel like outsiders just by being in this country. It makes you think that living on the other side of the tracks is just a better option.”
On her casual style: “I can make anything sexy. I’ll wear a leather jacket and nothing underneath!”
On overcoming her troubled past: “I had some bad moments. I partied hard. The world knew it. I feel like my growth is a progression. It’s like you’re about to fly out and head to Ibiza another year in a row and your gut’s telling you, ‘no, stay home and write.’ I go forward, and I’ve had times when I go back. Just last year I had a time where I had a bad stretch. I rebel against everything, including myself. I’m like, ‘oh no, lemme do something f***ed up now.’ But then I’m like, ‘okay, what am I doing to myself’”
On her type of guy: “I’m attracted to manly men. I can’t do metrosexuals who get their nails done more than me. Which is why, living in LA for eight years, you can’t blame me or not having a partner!”
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